Free WPF training near LAX on April 24 and 25 – will you be there?

UI matters. Does yours look like this? If you are interested in Windows Presentation Foundation development training delivered by two top-notch instructors, then check this event out, by registering here.  If you are not a MS-partner, follow the instructions on the linked blog post.  This event is targeted at all .NET developers, not just partners.

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CodeRush Xpress for C#

I’m all for free developer productivity tools.  Check this one out.   CodeRush Xpress for C#

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I tell Geoff everything (again!)

Check out Geoffrey Emery’s interview with me at PDC Underground. Language Specialist Meets BI Expert Held together by Girl Geek power this and more with Lynn Langit

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Getting your REST

Did you even know this was here?  Pretty useful stuff – check it out. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) REST Starter Kit

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Windows FireStarter | Dec 12th FREE Technical info for Developers and ITPros

My colleague, Mithun Dhar is running one of those great FireStarter events again.  This time it’s all about Windows – FREE technical content for Developers and ITPros.  The coolest thing is that Mithun SIMULCASTS his Redmond-based events, so that you can just jump onto the Live Meeting if you can’t make the trip to Redmond…

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Oslo and SOA and more...

We launched a cool new site to help you understand and use real-world SOA (service-oriented architecture).  I particularly like the section explaining Oslo.  I also like the Solutions section.  What do you think – is this site useful?  Microsoft SOA Products: Oslo

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Cloud Computing and User Authentication

My colleague, Microsoft Architect Evangelist, David Chou, recently authored a very well-written explanation of this topic for the The Architecture Journal.  In particular I like his visual summary of authentication considerations.   Strong User Authentication on the Web

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Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

Buy an interesting book and help Katrina Survivors.  The author, Sarah Ford, works on the CodePlex team at Microsoft. Read her blog to get the full story – link below. Sara Ford’s WebLog : Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

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Cool PDC2008 Contests

  The Professional Developer’s Conference (Oct 27-30, 2008) is already my favorite public, Microsoft technical event because of it’s pure geekiness – I mean where else will you find sessions like "Parallel Programming for C++ Developers in the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio" or "Concurrency Runtime Deep Dive: How to Harvest Multicore Computing Resources"…

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MSDN geekSpeak: Workflow Services in .NET 3.5 with Jon Flanders

Tune in to tomorrow’s (June 18) geekSpeak w/MVP WF/WCF/BizTalk expert and all-around brainiac Jon Flanders.  Oh btw, I happen to think he’s one of the best technical instructors I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing teach as well.  I am looking forward to ‘seeing’ you on geekSpeak tomorrow. MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Workflow Services in .NET…

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